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Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center - Gettysburg Foundation & National Park Service

Gettysburg has always been a "must see" for every American. With the opening of the new Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park on April 14, 2008, it became a "must do" for those who have visited before as well as those who have yet to come.

The 139,000-square-foot Museum and Visitor Center blends the familiar with exciting new programs, exhibits and experiences. Located just a short distance from the old Visitor Center and major points on the Battlefield, the new facilities have ample parking and designated lots for tour buses to help visitors move quickly to the welcome and exhibit areas. Groups also will be able to meet their Licensed Battlefield Guide there, and catch the shuttle to the Eisenhower National Historic Site.

Throughout the 11 exhibit galleries, visitors still will encounter some of the popular items from the collection (weaponry and uniforms, for example)  along with a great deal more. State-of-the-art galleries will use a greater variety of objects and artifacts from Gettysburg National Military Park’s extensive collection (and from other museums and private collections from around the country) to offer perspective, and a greater appreciation for the sacrifices of those who became a part of the greatest battle ever fought in North America.

The Gettysburg Cyclorama painting opened to the public on Friday, September 26, 2008 in the new Museum and Visitor Center.

The Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center is available for facility rentals to outside groups.

The Gettysburg Foundation is a private, non-profit educational organization working in partnership with the National Park Service to enhance preservation and understanding of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg. The Foundation raised funds for and operates the Museum and Visitor Center in partnership with the National Park Service.

The Foundation has a broad preservation mission, including land, artifact and monument preservation, education and battlefield rehabilitation--all in support of the National Park Service's goals at Gettysburg.

Visit www.gettysburgfoundation.org for more information on visiting Gettysburg National Military Park and the Museum and Visitor Center.

Host a Unique Experience at the NEW Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park

The theme of history makes for ideal meeting and event settings, both from an educational and a social perspective.

Social Connection
There are countless stories of friendships and romantic relationships that began at Gettysburg, largely because people who visit find they have in common their love of history and their relationship is formed at, or because of, their ties to Gettysburg. So when it’s time to celebrate the relationship, it’s logical that the perfect setting to hold weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, anniversary celebrations and other milestones – Gettysburg and its history is the perfect backdrop. Also social groups from Civil War Round Tables and other special interest groups are perfect matches for this setting.

Educational Connection
Most often people are drawn to Gettysburg, one of America’s most significant places, because of the stories related to the American Civil War, The Battle of Gettysburg, the study of military history, and President Abraham Lincoln that abound at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. With our offerings of interactive and multimedia exhibits, short films, artifacts and information about the American Civil War and Battle of Gettysburg, we offer the perfect setting for education. Our facility offers state-of-the-art audio-visual technology for educational events, a special “group entrance” providing easy in-and-out access for groups, multiple classroom settings including large and small break-out rooms, a beautiful board room setting with historic artifacts displayed in the room for smaller, more intimate meetings, two theaters for offering presentations on wide screens to an audience of nearly 175 people, and on-site catering in the Refreshment Saloon, a spacious room with beautiful stonework, a cozy working fireplace and grand view of nature through our glass wall vista as well as an outdoor patio for spring, summer and fall.

Nearly every type of meeting or event can feature an historic aspect for a special event, dinner, cocktail hour. Examples are corporate meetings, weddings, rehearsal dinners for weddings, educational seminars, courses on historic/military leadership, wedding anniversary parties, Chamber of commerce meetings, training sessions for certified tourism ambassadors, historic lecture series, author book signings, etc. 
 
Event planners and attendees alike love to meet in venues with historical backgrounds. Here’s why…
It carries appeal to those who are interested in American Civil War/Battle of Gettysburg, emotional attachment to themes, value-added offering to their event - we can offer speakers on topics of history; we can offer people in period dress of American Civil War, i.e. General Robert E. Lee, President Abraham Lincoln; they can have private viewing of the rare Cyclorama painting of Pickett’s Charge of the Battle of Gettysburg; private viewing of special film, “A New Birth of Freedom” narrated by Morgan Freeman; private viewing of our 12-gallery museum; our Refreshment Saloon is elegant, charming with a beautiful stone, working fireplace with wall-length window looking out to beautiful wooded scenery – great ambiance.

Download our Group Tour Profile Sheet here

Group Activities
Call 877-874-2478 or email ccline@gettysburgfoundation.org. new group policies for the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center
Group Contact
Cheryl Cline

This facility is handicapped accessible.

http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org

Contact Information
Address: 1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Phone: 1-877-874-2478 (Continental U.S. only)
Phone (Alt): 1-866-889-1243 (Offices)
Fax: 717-338-1244
Email: info@gettysburgfoundation.org
Website: http://www.gettysburgfoundation.org
Events
Gettysburg Foundation Presents "What in the World is a Cyclorama"
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Educational Event
John Scott Adams Seminar
"Yes, We Fought There as Well" The Other Maine Units at Gettysburg
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Educational Event
M. David Detweiler Booksigning Event
Saturday, November 08, 2014
Appearance/Signing Event
"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program
Friday, November 14, 2014
Educational Event
"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program
Friday, November 14, 2014
Educational Event
"The Better Angels"
Friday, November 14, 2014
Educational Event
12th Annual Remembrance Illumination
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Tribute Event
Harold Holzer Presentation and Book Signing Event
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Appearance/Signing Event
M. David Detweiler Booksigning Event
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Appearance/Signing Event
An Evening at the David Wills House
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Educational Event
Encounters with History: Lee and Ewell at High Tide
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Educational Event
Holiday Open House at the Historic Rupp House
Sunday, December 07, 2014
Holiday Event
Musical Experience
Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Musical Event
"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Educational Event
"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Educational Event
"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Educational Event
"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program
Friday, May 22, 2015
Educational Event
"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program
Saturday, June 06, 2015
Educational Event
"Evening with the Painting"
Exclusive After-hours Program
Friday, July 03, 2015
Educational Event
"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Educational Event
"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Educational Event
"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Educational Event
"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Educational Event
"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program
Friday, November 20, 2015
Educational Event
"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program
Friday, November 20, 2015
Educational Event
13th Annual Remembrance Illumination
Sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Tribute Event
"Evening with the Painting" Exclusive After-hours Program
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Educational Event
Coupons
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Be a VIP at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center

Present this coupon at the ticket counter to receive the VIP rate ($1 off) for an adult ticket for the Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center.

Ticket sales are final. Coupon may not be duplicated, sold or redeemed for cash. Coupon valid for one time only. One coupon per person, per visit. No cash value. 

The Gettysburg Foundation is the exclusive ticketing and reservations agent for the Gettysburg National Military Park.  Proceeds from ticket purchases benefit battlefield preservation.

1195 Baltimore Pike - Gettysburg, PA 17325 - (T) 877.874.2478 -
www.gettysburgfoundation.org 
Coupon Valid: 10/15/2013 to 10/15/2015
$1 Off Evening with the Painting
Present this coupon to save $1 off the admission to Evening with the Painting. This coupon can be used on adult and youth tickets.

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Coupon Valid: 10/15/2013 to 10/15/2015
$1 off What in the World is a Cyclorama
Present this coupon to save $1 off the What in the World is a Cyclorama program. This coupon can be used on both adult and youth tickets.

Visit our page for a listing of event dates and times.
Coupon Valid: 10/15/2013 to 10/15/2015
Packages/Specials
Cyclorama, Film and Museum Experience/Battlefield Bus Tour Value Package
Passionate about history? Explore the stories of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Gettysburg Experience Package
For those interested in exploring history
Ultimate Gettysburg Experience Package
For those who want more than just history
A Civil War Family Excursion
Three Days, Two Nights to learn, explore, eat and shop in Gettysburg